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Margaret Chambers

d/o Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McCullough,
w/o William Snodgrass
Abt. 1806 - May 2, 1848


On this page you will find

Land Transaction 1838:
Headstone in Greenlawn Cemetery, 1848, Crestline, Ohio:
Census Records:


Land Transaction 1838: William and Margaret (Chambers) Snodgrass

Recorded 27 Sep 1838 -details below (this is a very faded copy and is difficult to read. I have copied it as it is written).

William Snodgrass to Robert Wilson

This Indenture made the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Between William Snodgrass and Margaret his wife of Canton Township, Washington County, Penna., of the one part and Robert Wilson of the said Township, County and State aforementioned of the second part.

Witnesseth that the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of two thousand and three hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America unto them will and truly be paid by the said party of the second part at or about the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, bargained, sold, _______, released, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents do grant, bargain, sell, alien, _____, release, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns.

All that tract parcel and tract of land bounded and described being situate in Canton Township, Washington County
Beginning at a post by land of John Braddock, South thirty seven degrees east, twenty and five tenths perches to a post, thence south seventy four degrees, east fifteen and six tenths perches to a post, thence south thirty and one half degrees, East sixty two perches to a locust thence North fifty four and one fourth degrees east twenty eight and four tenths perches to a post, thence south fifty six degrees, East thirty nine perches to a beech stump, thence south eight degrees, West four perches to a black Walnut thence by land of Wilson Braddock, John Scott and John McClelland North fifty five and one fourth degrees West one hundred and ninety seven perches to a white oak thence south sixty eight degrees west twenty two perches to a fallen Black oak thence by lands of Robert Wilson, south sixty four degrees West seventy eight perches to the place of beginning. Containing ninety four acres and seventy five perches, strict measure.

It is the same tract conveyed by Moses Braddock and wife to William Snodgrass, by deed dated 20th day of April, 1833, and by the last will and testament of the said William Snodgrass dec'd. bequeathed to the present grantor William Snodgrass his son, reference being had to the registrar and recorder's office at Washington, will more fully ____ at large appear.

Together with all and singular the buildings, implements, ways, waters, water courses, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditments and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or in __(two words)___ and the ______ and ______ rents _______ and profits thereof and all the estate right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said part of the first part in law or ______ or otherwise howsoever of and to the same and every part therein.

To have and to hold the said messuage and tract of land, hereditments and premises hereby granted or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, to and for the only proper use and behest of the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever.

And William Snodgrass the said party of the first part, his heirs, executors and administrators doth by these presents covenant grant and agree with the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns that he the party of the first part his heirs all and singular the hereditments and _______ herein ______ described and granted or mentioned and intended so to be with the appurtenances unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns, against him the said party of the first part and his heirs and against all and every person or persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or ____ part thereof, ____ and Will Warrant and forever Defend.

In witness thereof the said party of the first part have to these presents set their hands and ______ dated the day and year first above written. Signed and delivered in presence of one John Wilson, Saml Cunningham, William Snodgrass, Margaret Snodgrass Washington County ss. On the twenty eighth day of September, Anno Domino 1838, before me the subscribed, one of the justices of the peace in and for said County, came the above named William Snodgrass and Margaret Snodgrass _____ and deed, and desired the same might be described as such.

She the said Margaret being examined separate and apart from her said husband and the interests of the said Indenture being first made fully known to her declared that she did of her own free will and accord sign and seal and ___ her act and deed deliver the same without any coercion or compulsion of her said husband.
Witnesseth my hand and seal the day and year foresaid --- John Wilson

Recorded and compared with original Sept. 27th, 1838
Wm. H. Cornwell, Recr.


Headstone in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline, Richland County, Ohio

Margaret (Chambers) Snodgrass, d/o Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McCullough, was laid to rest in Crestline's Greenlawn Cemetery, Richland County, Ohio. She shares a common square stone with several family members, her husband William Snodgrass, son William Campbell Snodgrass, and daughter Mary Henderson (Snodgrass) Gates, wife of John Gates. The side facing Margaret's grave reads -Father & Mother, William Snodgrass died Feb. 17, 1882, Aged 75Y. 1M. 12D. Margaret Chamber wife of Wm. Snodgrass died May 2, 1848, Aged 41Y. 2M. 24D. There is an inscription on the bottom of the stone that is illegible. I visited the cemetery and have photos of the stone from all views.


Census Records:

1830 Federal Census, Canton Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania, Roll 163 Book 1, Page 203a:
Snodgrass, William, 1 male 5-10 (b.1820-1825); 1 male 10-15 (b.1815-1820); 2 males 20-30 (b.1800-1810); 1 male 50-60 (b.1770-1780); 1 female 5-10 (b.1820- 1825); 2 females 15-20 (b.1810-1815); 1 female 20-30 (b.1800-1810); 1 female 40-50 (b.1780 -1790)

1840 Federal Census, Sandusky Twp., Richland Co., Ohio, Roll 423 Book 1, Page 206a:
Snodgrass, William, 1 male 0-5; 2 males 5-10; 1 male 30-40; 1 female 0-5; 1 female 5-10; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 30-40